How to tell if Light Therapy is Effective?

How to tell if Light Therapy is Effective?

With red light treatment, you can achieve a number of desirable outcomes, such as less fine lines, fewer wrinkles, tighter, more elastic skin, and a more even, radiant complexion. Blue light is added to the mixture, which not only eliminates acne-causing bacteria, reducing current acne, but also aids in preventing new acne outbreaks.

Even though you'll probably notice improvements in your acne within a day or two of blue light treatment, it may take up to two weeks to fully experience its benefits. Even more time is needed—up to 10 weeks—for red light treatment wrinkle reduction before you see the full effects.

Even if it just takes a few minutes a day to combat wrinkles or acne, it can be difficult to see the full impact of the changes made over the course of several weeks.

How can you tell if light therapy is effective for you?

First things first, though: You need to be sure you're using light therapy properly. And to do that, it's important to get consistency and frequency right.

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The best part about light therapy is that it doesn't take up a significant portion of your day. In fact, it just takes 10 minutes each day to apply it properly whether you're trying to reduce wrinkles or acne.


Consistency is the other time-related component of performing light therapy correctly.

Remember that the changes you want could take time, so keep trying even if you don't notice results immediately away.

Basically, if you're attempting to treat acne, use your light therapy device at least once every day for two weeks; if you're trying to minimize wrinkles, use it for ten weeks.

Once you get the outcomes you want, you can progressively cut back to once every two or three days for maintenance.

Just slightly increase your consistency if you observe a decline.

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Seeing the Effects

It takes time for light therapy to transform your skin from the inside out. That implies that, especially for wrinkle removal, you generally won't see effects immediately soon. By examining oneself every day in the mirror, you're probably not going to notice the changes that do occur (and who wants that kind of stress, anyway?).

The majority of the effects that light treatment produces are cumulative and gradual, so you can forgo taking a daily inventory of your wrinkles. Take before, during, and after pictures once a week instead. These will more accurately reflect the cumulative advantages of your dedication to regular light treatment sessions.

However, capturing pictures of your improvement only works when done correctly, just like light therapy itself. Consistency reigns supreme in this situation as well. Make sure you take your shots every time so you can see your outcomes clearly:

With a clean Face

The purpose of makeup is to hide these minor flaws. Not to add that our daily choices for what, how much, and how we dress vary. The only accurate way to assess your light therapy results is to strip off everything and examine your face bare.

Use the same camera

Different resolutions, lenses, and settings are available for various cameras. By utilizing the same camera each time, you can eliminate the factors that make image comparison difficult.

With the same pose and expression

Every time you take a photo, strike the same position and make the same facial expression. If you're simply grinning in one of the photos, it's impossible to compare the difference in your smile lines.

From the same angle and distance

With photos taken from various perspectives, it is nearly impossible to determine how your skin has changed. As long as you're consistent, it doesn't really matter if you move straight ahead, top down, or bottom up. The shot's distance is the same as well. Make sure to focus consistently whether you are taking a close-up or an arm's-length selfie.

In the same light

Make sure the lighting is consistent throughout each shot, whether it's the morning light coming through the window or the light from the vanity mirror. Comparisons are at best challenging due to how differently features can be illuminated or throw shadows due to even the smallest variations in light intensity and angle.

At the same hour of the day

Whatever you do, your face changes from when you first wake up in the morning to when you leave work for the day. By taking your photos at the same time of day, you can prevent unforeseen circumstances from affecting your comparisons.

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